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Saturday, 25th February - The Spunyboys at Crondall
Rock 'n' Roll
By Janie Warner, the Wild Cruisin' Cat from Crondall
- Photos: Shaun Jackson
can't stop thinking about this gig. Why? Because we had the Spunyboys
from France playing for us. Who? some of you may be saying? Well, only
one of the hottest bands around! What does Spunyboys mean I hear you
thinking. I don't know, but who cares, I even googled it, and nothing!
It's a unique word and band name, but then the band are unique, so it
fits. Maybe they made the word up themselves, although a French person
told me it mean's 'spunky' which would be apt as that actually defined,
is 'a cool and awesome person or people with lots of pizazz'. Lots of
PIZAZZ?! I'd say and so would the human contents of the Crondall village
hall on this particular Saturday night in February would say too.
had contacted the band on the day of the gig, earlier on in the afternoon
to check if they were in England yet, but they'd been delayed at the
borders of France. So I'm like Whoops! and a big Oh dear, it can't be
helped, but what shall we do if they don't make it in time? I'm trying
to think of any bands we could call upon in case they couldn't make
it in time, and 'KNOWING' we'd have lots of people coming to see the
them. They were very good at keeping me updated along the way and as
usual, didn't let anyone down. They arrived just after we opened the
doors at 7pm, so it was all hands on, helping to get the gear onto the
stage. They set up and sound checked very quickly and professionally.
The sound check was so good a customer who'd just arrived said to me,
''Oh, they've already started."